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The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | | Horror | 14 October 2005 (USA)
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A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.

Director:

Rupert Wainwright

Writers:

Cooper Layne (screenplay), John Carpenter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Nick Castle
Maggie Grace ... Elizabeth Williams
Selma Blair ... Stevie Wayne
DeRay Davis ... Spooner
Kenneth Welsh ... Tom Malone
Adrian Hough ... Father Malone
Sara Botsford ... Kathy Williams
Cole Heppell ... Andy Wayne
Mary Black ... Aunt Connie
Jonathon Young ... Dan The Weatherman
R. Nelson Brown ... Machen (as Rnelsonbrown)
Christian Bocher ... Founding Father Patrick Malone
Douglas Arthurs ... Founding Father David Williams (as Douglas H. Arthurs)
Yves Cameron Yves Cameron ... Founding Father Richard Wayne
Charles Andre Charles Andre ... Founding Father Norman Castle (as Charles André)
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Storyline

The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone) who founded their town in 1871. Nick Castle is one of the descendants of the men, and owns a fishing charter company, using his vessel, the Seagrass, for tourism. When his girlfriend Elizabeth Williams returns to the island after spending six months in New York, a bizarre series of events begin to occur, including several gruesome deaths and the presence of a mysterious fog. When Elizabeth slips in Nick's boathouse and falls into the sea, she finds an old journal from 1871, written by Patrick Malone, one of the town's founders. It tells how a man named Blake bought half the island for use as a leper colony. While bringing his people to Antonio Island in their clipper ship, the Elizabeth Dane, Blake is betrayed by Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone. The four men locked Blake and his people in the vessel, stole their money and possessions, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Their PAST Has Come Back To HAUNT THEM See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en la niebla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,752,917, 16 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,511,112, 20 November 2005
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| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the remake was announced, rumors circulated the Internet that Charisma Carpenter had been cast as Stevie Wayne and Jessica Biel as Elizabeth. Later reports stated Carpenter was deemed too old for Stevie Wayne and Biel simply did not want to do any more horror films. Similarly, reliable websites announced that Chris Isaak had signed on to play Nick Castle, which was completely untrue as the character was rewritten to be in his mid-twenties. See more »

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Elizabeth notes on the photographs that "something happened" in 1871, and the town sprung up from a few shacks to a thriving community. Elizabeth's photos predate 1871. Many Western US towns started as collections of shacks around springs, mines, or railroads. The "founding" could be the day a collection of shacks became a formal town. See more »

Quotes

Captain Blake: [as Malone is lowering himself from the Elizabeth Dane, Blake reaches through a porthole and grabs him] Blood for blood!
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In loving memory Debra Hill See more »

Alternate Versions

Theatrical version 100 min. and unrated version 103 min. See more »

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Referenced in Death Row (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Off Your Clothes
Written by Peter Yanowitz (as Pedro Yanowitz) and Chantal Claret
Performed by Morningwood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Kill me now and save me from trash like this...
1 November 2005 | by joannafannadannaSee all my reviews

I recently saw THE FOG and then read a lot of the reviews posted on IMDb about it. In my opinion, you people are being TOO easy on it. Can you rate anything BELOW a 1? Can I give a NEGATIVE rating to this film? And most of all, I'm writing Revolution Studios and demanding my money back. When you pay money to see something in a theater, I feel that there is a mutual and unspoken guarantee from the studio releasing it that the film will, at the very least, resemble something that LOOKS as if it were made by a group of people who know something about film-making. After seeing this, I would have to seriously question whether or not Rupert Wainwright has ever actually seen a film or if he's just going by what other people have told him ("Hey, Rupert, movies are really cool! You use this thing called a camera and it records people doing neat stuff! Doesn't that sound interesting?").

I don't need to be insulted like this. The original FOG was a good, solid piece of horror film-making that generated its scares by making the most of a small budget along with great music and decent effects. The new one is a poop stain on the remake underbelly that Hollywood has chosen to embrace. I don't just hate this movie, I LOATHE it. I loathe it and everything that it stands for because what it stands for is taking your money and then kicking you in the balls.


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